1

Iris and Ink£138

A black or grey polo neck will be a winter hero – wear with skirts, leather leggings, tailored trousers or even over summery dresses.

2

Mansur Gavriel£375

A cross-body bag is the first handbag any woman should own. We would always recommend tan or black first, closely followed by red or navy. Perfect for keeping your hands free for more shopping.

3

Adidas£70

A good pair of trainers is essential, but the brand is a personal choice. Petro has always been a Converse girl and Laura found her casual feet with a Saint Laurent pair. However no one can go wrong with a pair of Stan Smiths.

4

Le Specs£75

When it comes to classic sunglasses you can’t beat a a retro cats-eye. They will never date and always look on point.

5

Bodas£66

When it comes to underwear we feel the simpler the better – preferably seam-free and in basic shades. Bodas does an excellent nude that disappears under even the sheerest white.

6

Sam Edelman£77

A good court is a true workwear icon even better if they are walkable. These kitten heels with a slingback are season less and will compliment the majority of your wardrobe.

7

Joseph£795

A coat can make or break a outfit. We’re not saying you should only have one, but if you are starting out a wrap coat is always an timeless essential.

8

Thomas Mason for J.Crew£152

A white bib-front shirt will go with more than you can imagine. Winter or summer, it adds a touch of elegance to your outfit.

9

M.i.H£215

Like trainers, finding your perfect jean and cut is very individual. We are dedicated MiH fans and think you can’t go wrong with a classic straight cut.

10

Carolina Bucci£725

Investing in jewellery is never unwise. These hoops are both iconic and wearable – they will transform something basic like a black polo-neck and jeans into a stylish on point outfit.

Back to Basics

When starting your capsule wardrobe, these are the absolute building blocks you need. The classics that will not only stand the test of time, but make your existing wardrobe work harder and better. These are the essentials every woman should have in her armour.

By Laura

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